Nile Rafting

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Nile Rafting (photo by michell zappa)
 

Rafting and kayaking the Nile River has become increasingly popular with travelers.

The town of Jinja, on the north side of Lake Victoria, provides the main hub for outdoor activities. It is officially recognized as the start of the Nile, the longest river in the world.

The Nile River provides dramatic whitewater for adventure rafting and kayaking. Various quiet side channels can be used for training beginners, allowing visitors to tailor their tour to their skill levels.

Nearby Lake Victoria offers mellower kayaking and boating options.

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Overall Atmosphere: Natural
A Natural Atmosphere includes a diverse range of destinations with outdoor-oriented features, including both water-based (beaches, rivers, lakes, etc) and land-based (mountains, forests, deserts, etc). It also includes specific outdoor activities, ranging from water adventuring (eg, kayaking, sailing) to land adventuring (eg, hiking, biking).

Natural Interests tend to be:
(a) outdoors-oriented, and therefore more dependent on weather conditions
(b) less easily accessible and more physically demanding than other destination categories.

In some cases (eg, rafting and climbing), this includes a significantly increased degree of adventure (or danger, depending on one's viewpoint).
Featuring mainly outdoors-oriented natural attractions.
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Holland Park

Offering an outdoor pool, year-round outdoor pool and barbecue, Holland Park is located in Buloba. Nile Horseback Safaris is 100 metres from the property. Free WiFi is offered and free private parking is available on site. Average score from 37 guest reviews: 8.7/10.

$85

 
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Bohemia Resort Uganda

Featuring free WiFi, a restaurant and an outdoor pool, Bohemia Resort Uganda offers accommodation at the Victoria Nile River, 16 km away from Jinja. The resort has a barbecue and views of the lake, and guests can enjoy a drink at the bar. Average score from 4 guest reviews: 8.4/10.

$60

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VIP Guest House

Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, VIP Guest House is located in Jinja, 300 metres from Coronation Park. The guest house has a barbecue and terrace, and guests can enjoy a drink at the bar. Free private parking is available on site. Average score from 8 guest reviews: 8.6/10.

$15

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Jinja Cal Suites

Featuring free WiFi and a sun terrace, Jinja Cal Suites offers accommodation in Jinja, 1.4 km from Junior Staff College HQ. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Free private parking is available on site. Each room comes with a flat-screen TV. Average score from 7 guest reviews: 8.6/10.

$17

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Nile Anchor Palace

Featuring free WiFi and a terrace, Nile Anchor Palace offers accommodation in Jinja, 100 metres from Nile River Explorers Adventures. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free private parking is available on site. All rooms have a flat-screen... Average score from 15 guest reviews: 8.1/10.

$49

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See all hotels in Nile Rafting.
Hotel NameRooms FromGuest Rating
Surjios Guest House

Surjios Guest House

Featuring free WiFi and a restaurant, Surjios Guest House offers accommodation in Jinja. Free private parking is available on site. Some rooms have views of the lake or pool. Rooms are equipped with a private bathroom. Average score from 4 guest reviews: 9.0/10.

$80

$809.0
Wildwaters Lodge

Wildwaters Lodge

Nestled amidst a riverine forest on the private Kalagala Island, Wildwaters Lodge offers views of the River Nile. The unique lodge features a natural pool and activities such as whitewater rafting and bungee jumping are offered. Average score from 20 guest reviews: 9.0/10.

$510

 
$5109.0
Holland Park

Holland Park

Offering an outdoor pool, year-round outdoor pool and barbecue, Holland Park is located in Buloba. Nile Horseback Safaris is 100 metres from the property. Free WiFi is offered and free private parking is available on site. Average score from 37 guest reviews: 8.7/10.

$85

 
$858.7
Living Waters Resort

Living Waters Resort

Featuring free WiFi and a children's playground, Living Waters Resort offers accommodation in Jinja, 200 metres from Speke Memorial. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free private parking is available on site. Average score from 36 guest reviews: 8.4/10.

$98

 
$988.4
2 Friends JINJA Guesthouse

2 Friends JINJA Guesthouse

2 Friends Jinja offers accommodation in Jinja. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Every room comes with a flat-screen TV. Some rooms feature a seating area for your convenience. You will find a kettle in the room. Average score from 13 guest reviews: 7.8/10.

$150

$1507.8
Nile Village Hotel & Spa

Nile Village Hotel & Spa

Boasting lush gardens and an outdoor swimming pool, the Nile Village Hotel & Spa is situated on the banks of the Victoria Nile, in Jinja. This hotel offers free WiFi throughout the property and free parking on site. Average score from 33 guest reviews: 7.5/10.

$78

 
$787.5
Gately On Nile

Gately On Nile

Featuring free WiFi and a restaurant, Gately On Nile offers accommodation in Jinja. The hotel has a barbecue and views of the lake, and guests can enjoy a meal at the restaurant or a drink at the bar. Free private parking is available on site. Average score from 13 guest reviews: 7.4/10.

$69

 
$697.4
Jinja Nile Resort

Jinja Nile Resort

Situated in Jinja, on the banks of the River Nile, Jinja Nile Resort is set on over 30 acres of landscaped gardens. This property features free WiFi and an outdoor swimming pool. Average score from 9 guest reviews: 5.8/10.

$242

$2425.8
Trek Nile Apartment Jinja

Trek Nile Apartment Jinja

Trek Nile Apartment Jinja is set in Jinja, 400 metres from Spire Road School. The accommodation is air conditioned and is fitted with a hot tub. Safir Clinic is 400 metres from the property. Free WiFi is provided . Average score from 3 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$75

$75-
Trek Nile Apartment 1

Trek Nile Apartment 1

Featuring free WiFi, Trek Nile Apartment 1 offers accommodation in Jinja. Free private parking is available on site. Jinja Airport is a 10-minute drive away. All apartments feature a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. Average score from 12 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$75

$75-
Ci'Sand Suites

Ci'Sand Suites

Featuring free WiFi and a restaurant, Ci'Sand Suites offers accommodation in Jinja and 5 minutes' drive from the Nile River. The hotel has a garden and guests can enjoy a meal at the restaurant or a drink at the bar. Average score from 8 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$79

$79-
Signature Hotel Apartments

Signature Hotel Apartments

Featuring free WiFi and a restaurant, Signature Hotel Apartments offers pet-friendly accommodation in Jinja, 500 metres from Nile River Explorers Adventures. Free private parking is available on site. Average score from 4 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$95

$95-
The Kipling Lodge

The Kipling Lodge

Offering a year-round outdoor pool and sun terrace, The Kipling Lodge is located in Kangulumira. Free private parking is available on site. Some units feature a terrace and/or balcony with lake views. The Kipling Lodge features free WiFi . Average score from 9 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$146

$146-

Highlighted Interests:

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Natural
Kayaking and Canoeing
The Nile is popular with whitewater kayakers. Tour companies provide lessons and tours. There are a number of different channels down the river, some much easier than others, so having a guide is useful.
Scenic Waterways
This is the source of the Nile.
Rafting
There are several main operators working the rapids. They offer a range of options, including body surfing, kayaking, and rafting.
Other Interests:
Combination
Boat Tours

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